Hello from Wisconsin.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dr.Gonzo, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. Dr.Gonzo

    Dr.Gonzo Monkey

    New to the boards. Interested in sharing ideas and learning new skills.
  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Then you have come to the right place. Anything you wish to start with? The knowledge pool here is quite extensive.
  3. Dr.Gonzo

    Dr.Gonzo Monkey

    Entering a phase where I'm trying to teach myself basic metal working for average chores around the house/yard.
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  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    A good heavy vise, a chunk of railroad rail to act as an anvil, an oxy acetylene torch, a few hammers, and hand tools, and you have a good start, though a welder is a great addition. (You can, however, weld with 3 car batteries wire in series, for smaller repairs. Or to tack something for proper welding later.)
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  5. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Welcome to the Monkey @Dr.Gonzo. We have some members who do metal work, you picked a great site to come & learn on.
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  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  7. JABECmfg

    JABECmfg multi-useless

    Welcome aboard, Dr. G!

    I love the avatar - I gotta ask, where does one buy red hot Polish sausages? That sounds delicious!!!
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  8. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Tree of knowledge and assorted monkeys....
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome here!! That is a jar of parasite control, right there! :D
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  10. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Welcome and WARNING!! There are Seahawks fans here:)
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

  13. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    What aspects of metal working are you thinking? There's a wide range of things in "metal working." There are a few metal craftmen here who may be able to offer some help getting what/where you want to go with this.

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2015
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  14. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Do a search on " One Brick Forge" and then read that thread..... Then get in touch with @Bear.... Our own Iron Monkey.... That will get you going..... Welcome to the Monkey Tree.... Hope to see your posts....
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  15. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Toss in a couple of 4 1/2" grinders with Tiger discs, wire wheels and cut off wheels to make it easier as well.

    Welcome Dr. G! Lots of info here to get you going!
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  16. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Yes there are...but THIS one at least is also a UW alumnus and Badger fan (like Russell Wilson, Darryl Bevell, John Schneider and O'Brien Schofield). :) GO 'HAWKS!!!

    Welcome Doc
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Now, I DID say "a good start", there are hundreds of tools that will make this or that project faster or easier, so I just touched on the basics. A forge would be great, but how many people have room or money to set up a full sized forge? Or an auto hammer for metal shaping?
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  18. john316

    john316 Monkey+++

    "Welcome and WARNING!! There are Seahawks fans here"
    WELCOME FROM florida......what are seahawks?
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  19. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Large seagulls. You know, the ones that crap on the boardwalk --
  20. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Basically its a type of amphibious chicken..:D
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